About our IMPRS

Talented junior scientists are offered the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions in Tübingen, Germany.  Fully-funded projects are offered at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory and the University of Tübingen, alongside a structured supporting program. The working language of our school is English.

The IMPRS program



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Research Fields

IMPRS students tackle research projects bridging the gap from molecules to living organisms. Transcending the boundaries of traditional life science disciplines,  methodologies and scientific approaches from different fields are combined to address topics inaccessible by isolated research areas. Access to wide-ranging, cutting-edge facilities enables this approach.



Application closed

Our online application period for 2020 has ended.

Due to the current situation we want to inform you that the interviews for this year's IMPRS selection will take place as scheduled. The interviews will be online and successful candidates will be invited by the end of this week (27th of March).

Please note: there will be no further notification about the success of your application.


Next chance to apply: January 2021.


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